How to Clean your Beauty Blender and Celebrating 15 years

The holy grail of makeup application has long been held by Beauty Blender who were the OG of the base applying world since they first created the pink sponge.

Beauty Blender changed the face of the makeup world and to me there is no other way to apply your foundation that works as well as using a blending sponge.

They recently celebrated 15 years, so I thought I’d do a Beauty Blender appreciation post along with some tips on how to clean your pink sponge.

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Beauty Blender kindly sent me an original pink Blender* along with a deluxe sample of their Blender Cleanser* to try. I’ve never tried the cleansing solution before so I was excited to give it a go!

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Beauty Blender first created the blending sponge in luminous pink, but have since released a variety of colours such as nude, “Chill” and Sapphire as well as miniature sponges for more defined areas.

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The blenders are a tear drop shape with a pointed end – use the bottom of the tear to perfect the flawless base and the point fits neatly under the eyes to smooth down concealer.

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To use your Beauty Blender (just in case you didn’t know) wet it under the tap and squeeze out the excess water as damp works best for a flawless finish.

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They don’t only do sponges either – with a range of blender cleansers and tools to make makeup application easier they’ve expanded rapidly in the past 15 years!

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Cleanser wise they have a solid cleanser and a liquid cleanser which is the one I’m here to talk about today.

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Cleaning your Beauty Blender can be a bit of a task, as foundation gets inevitably soaked into the sponge which can be unhygienic. It’s especially important to keep it clean as often as possible if you suffer from acne or blemishes. I spot clean mine on a bar of soap daily and deep clean it once a week.

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Cleaning the Beauty Blender using the Blender Cleanser is super easy. Dispense a 5 pence amount of liquid onto the sponge whilst wet and massage in until it lathers. Do this for a good 30 seconds to ensure you’ve given it a thorough clean and then rinse.

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The Blender Cleanser has a very non-scent which means it won’t affect sensitive skin when you go to use your blender post-clean. The formula gets rid of makeup stains and kills bacteria whilst being gentle enough to maintain the integrity of the sponge. You can also use it for makeup brushes too!

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You can buy Blender Cleanser for £15 for 150ml or £23 for 295ml which will last you a long whilst as you don’t need much for it to get to work. Beauty Blenders are £16 to buy and last a long time so are worth the investment! I probably go through 2-3 makeup sponges a year.

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What’s your favourite way to apply foundation? I’d love to know in the comments.

Thank you so much to Beauty Blender for kindly sending me these goodies!

*PR products sent to me for free. All opinions are honest and my own.

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  1. January 26, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    I personally prefer the black one. I tried the nude one and it ripped on me after not much use. I have a pink one that cane in a holiday set but it faded to a light pink and doesn’t wash up good. The black ones wash up great for me though. I’ve tried their brand of cleanser (got a couple tiny 100 point perk sample size ones from Sephora) & Whole it’s nice, the full size is expensive. So I use baby shampoo to clean my sponges & brushes. I also wear rubber dish gloves to prevent my nails from tearing the sponges while washing. But as much as I love the Beauty Blender, there’s a lot of affordable dupes out there now that work just as well. I LOVE the pink one from L’Oreal.

    • February 1, 2018 / 9:09 pm

      There are a lot of good dupes I agree, but I have to disagree about Loreal as I did not like their sponge at all!! not tried the black beauty blender I’ll have to give it a go! xx

      • February 2, 2018 / 1:49 am

        Ive heard they changed the pink L’Oreal sponge and it’s not as good as it was. I need to get another to try. The one I got April last year is done & falling apart.

  2. January 26, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    It’s so important to wash the sponge after every single use! I hate seeing YouTubers using dirty sponges… 😮
    My favourite way to apply foundation is with my fingers, actually. 😛

    • February 1, 2018 / 9:08 pm

      Oh gosh no that’s horrible isnt it haha! oh really that’s my least favourite way!!

  3. January 27, 2018 / 9:32 am

    Johnsons Baby Shampoo is what I use to clean my sponges and it works a treat! I haven’t tried the Beauty Blender but I don’t find sponges give the flawless finish that a lot of bloggers rave about, maybe I’m using them wrong! I didn’t realise the brand was 15 years old :O Your cat trinket dish in the photos is cute 🙂

    • February 1, 2018 / 9:08 pm

      Ooh yeah thats a great idea!! wow really that’s a shame, maybe try again you might change your mind! aw thanks lovely hes a cutie isnt he! xx

    • February 1, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      I know it’s crazy isn’t it! definitely give it a go! thanks so much for reading lovely xo

  4. January 28, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    Nothing beats the beautyblender cleanser! It works so well!

    • February 1, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      It’s great stuff isn’t it! thanks so much for reading lovely xo

    • sophieinwonderlandxo
      February 20, 2018 / 11:06 am

      Oh my gosh you need too, I can’t apply foundation without it!! what do you use? I can’t get on with a brush!! thanks so much for reading lovely xo

    • sophieinwonderlandxo
      February 23, 2018 / 11:00 am

      Thanks so much lovely! xo

  5. February 26, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    I’ve heard of people microwaving theirs to clean them!!

    • sophieinwonderlandxo
      February 26, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      I’ve heard that too, popping it in a glass of water! I cba with anything that means I have to take it downstairs haha! xxx

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